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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
will find are engaged, informed, cultured citizens and in growing numbers. we are a smarter city than we give ourselves credit for, and we need to get comfortable with that idea. i hope it's because you've been watching more public television, i hope so. [applause] [laughter] but i am sure that there is no better way to take us to the next level than to hear from a literary icon. tom wolfe was born and raised in richmond, virginia, educated at washington university and later learned a ph.d. from yale. he spent his first ten years as a newspaper man mostly doing general assignment reporting, and i bet if i called on many of you, you could easily name his novels; "the right stuff," "in our time," "the bonfire of the vanities" and many more, and now "back to blood" which reflects miami back to all of us. how are we going to react to that? he is credited with the birth of new journalism and the death of the american novel by some. he is the mark twain of our time. how lucky are we to have a moment in time with him? and what better way to start this conversation -- hopefully i can get them
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
10, 15,000 in new york city public schools, 80,000. cambridge, 25,000 per year. what's your average class has? they'll usually say some number between 20 and 30. okay, private schools were charging 30,000 a year, 20 students, $600,000 per classroom. it's essentially -- was strictly impacting the students with the teacher, the classrooms and maybe the text about. all i can figure out is maybe there's 100,000, 150,000 being spent. where's the other quarter of nine or $300,000? same thing at any level. why can't we instead use -- lower -- private school i think is worth 10,000, 10,000 a year, 20 students or 30 students. that's 300,000 i could pay the teacher 150,000 a a lot of people pay lip service. teaching should be on par with doctors and engineers and lawyers. that's nice lip service but if you believe it, pay teachers the same as doctors, engineers and lawyers. that's the best signal that you value. but the money is clearly there. it will have to get cut from all the stuff that is not impacting your students. i don't know but every time i ask two people i do this type of the abov
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